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Teen mom accused of breaking infant's legs

Posted May 4, 2011 11:13 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2011 7:37 a.m. EDT

— A 17-year-old Raleigh mother has been accused of intentionally breaking her 1-year-old son's legs.

Princess Angelina Zamot, of 6612-C Lake Hills Drive, was in the Wake County jail Wednesday morning under a $220,000 bond after her arrest on a count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

A woman called 911 from inside the home on April 28 to ask for police to investigate because she was concerned about the child's welfare, according to a 911 call.

"I have a 17-year-old that has a 1-year-old baby, and she is failing to take care of the baby," the caller said. "The baby has been on the floor. He is soaking wet, and she's sleeping and won't take care of the baby."

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the boy was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh, where medical personnel determined the tibia and fibula in both of his legs were fractured and that the breaks could not have been accidental.

He was still in the hospital Wednesday afternoon, and Sughrue said be would be released to the Department of Social Services.

Zamot was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.